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Level 0 Sailing Courses - RYA Start Yachting Course


Sunsail’s RYA Start Yachting Course, which takes place over two days, provides a short introduction to sail cruising for complete beginners and requires no previous sailing experience. 

This practical course is a great way to get a feel for sailing, and will teach you the fundamentals of how to steer a yacht under power, raise the sails and handle ropes.

It also imparts awareness of safety on board and instructs students in the ‘man overboard’ manoeuvre. On completion, the RYA Start Yachting Course awards a qualification which counts towards a Competent Crew qualification for those who wish to take their sailing further.

  • Great introduction to sailing
  • Learn the basics
  • No pressure
  • Opportunity to ask questions
  • For family or adult groups
  • See if you want to learn more
Why take this course with Sunsail?

The Sunsail Start Yachting course has been designed for beginners looking to gain an introduction to the basics of sailing. As sailors ourselves, we understand that your first sailing course, together with the early stages of learning, is one of the most important steps on your yachting journey. Therefore the Start Yachting course has been designed to give you the very best foundations for those with no experience.